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Illustrated London Times,  March 27, 1858

Trinity College Dublin Front Gate, College Green, Dublin 2

A charge by mounted officers of the Metropolitan Police on Fenian-minded Trinity students protesting the arrival of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Archibald Montgomerie, the 13th Earl of Eglinton, into the city.

Revolting.

1858 Police Attack Students at Trinity College, Dublin Original Antique Engraving (NinskaPrints)

Meanwhile….

The riot from another angle.

Artist unknown.

Charge On The Students Of Trinity College (RareOldPrints)

Last night/This morning

White House, Washington DC.

At least five US police were shot during violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody, hours after President Donald Trump vowed to use the military to halt the unrest.

Trump deepened outrage on Monday by posing at a church clutching a bible after law enforcement officers used teargas and rubber bullets to clear the way for him to walk there after he made his remarks in the White House Rose Garden

It comes after an official post-mortem has found that George Floyd, whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police triggered protests across the US, was killed by “homicide”.

George Floyd protests: At least five US police officers shot (Telegraph)

Meanwhile…

Last night.

Manhattan, New York City, New York.

Top pic: Getty

Scenes from last night’s rioting in Greece: the worst  yet. 80,000 demonstrate in Athens, 20,000 in Thessaloniki, running battles, arson, tear gas, historic buildings set alight.

Coming soon: austerity.

GALLERY: Greece Riots Photos: Athens Burns Following Mass Protests (Huffington Post)

Greece MPs pass austerity plan amid violent protests (BBC)

Context

Getty Images photographer Rich Lam sez:

I was covering last night’s Stanley Cup Playoffs for Getty Images when Vancouver erupted in riots after the Canucks’ Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins. It was complete chaos. Rioters set two cars on fire and then I saw looters break the window at a neighboring department store. At that point, the riot police charged right towards us. After I stopped running, I noticed in the space behind the line of police that two people were laying in the street with the riot police and a raging fire just beyond them. I knew I had captured a “moment” when I snapped the still forms against the backdrop of such chaos but it wasn’t until later when I returned to the rink to file my photos that my editor pointed out that the two people were not hurt, but kissing.

Either the best riot photo ever, or a cynical, staged troll. The jury is out.

Love in the Time of Rioting (Updated: Backstory of a ‘Kiss’) (Esquire)

Riot Kiss Sparks Mystery (Guardian)